Susan Buckley, RN, Director, Public Health
Ira Singh, MPH, Deputy Director
Donald I. Baird, MD, Health Officer

Division of Environmental Health

PRESS RELEASE

Date Released: 11/30/2007
Subject: Proposition 65 Notification
Contact: Brian Cox, Director, Environmental Health Division
Phone: (707) 445-6215

Date of Incident: November 28, 2007

Date Reported: November 28, 2007

Reporting Agency: California Highway Patrol

Location: 850 Pacific Lumber Camp Road, Arcata

Description: Approximately 120 gallons of diesel fuel, gasoline and waste motor oil spilled into Freshwater Creek Wednesday, November 28 at around 9:00 pm when a fuel truck rolled into Freshwater Creek about a mile upstream of Freshwater Park. Proposition 65 chemicals present in these materials include Benzene and heavy metals.

 

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